Author - Downtown Moonbeam Team (Nick, Josh, Jagend, YM)
Our primary objective is to elevate Moonbeam’s prominence within the Polkadot ecosystem, positioning it as a central hub for applications and a vital connector to other EVM-compatible ecosystems. This aligns with Moonbeam’s strategic focus on multi-chain interoperability. DowntownMoonbeam (DTMB) has been instrumental in this journey, fostering a network of blockchain builders, founders, and investors, and sparking innovation within the Moonbeam ecosystem.
Looking ahead, we envision Moonbeam as a leading parachain in the Polkadot ecosystem, driving innovative application development, facilitating seamless interoperability, and fostering a vibrant community. DTMB is committed to helping Moonbeam realize this vision by curating compelling narratives, organizing engaging events, and facilitating meaningful community connections.
Our goal is to create a thriving ecosystem where collaboration, innovation, and growth are the norm. By doing so, we aim to amplify Moonbeam’s visibility, attract new participants, and solidify its position as a leading force within the Polkadot ecosystem.
Requested GLMR Grant Amount - [$170,000 in USDC]
Use of Grant -
The grant will primarily be allocated towards sustaining and enhancing DTMB’s operations. This includes maintaining our website as the most comprehensive hub for ecosystem project information, developing new features to foster community interaction and loyalty, marketing campaigns, and creating educational content such as our monthly newsletter.
We also plan to continue hosting regular ecosystem dialogues on Twitter Spaces and offline events, such as the Decoded viewing party, to facilitate community engagement and knowledge sharing. These initiatives will not only strengthen the Moonbeam community but also drive progress in the broader crypto landscape.
A portion of the grant will be used to implement SoulBound NFT Contracts Integration on the DTMB platform. The integration of SoulBound NFTs is expected to enhance community loyalty and engagement, incentivizing users to actively participate in the Moonbeam ecosystem.
Motivation for Grant Amount - Moonbeam community should support this Ecosystem Grant to amplify the growth and activity within the ecosystem, leveraging our team’s expertise and established community connections.
Updates - This section will be updated with any revisions made to the initial Draft Proposal.
Project Overview and Relevant KPIs - Since June 2022, we have curated 330 projects, grown our Twitter to 6.8k followers with 1.6 million organic impressions. Our recent marketing campaign, #MoonbeamIgnite, generated 8.1k retweets and 3.4k likes, and our Moonbeam Penthaus community now counts 285 builders and founders building on Moonbeam.
We showcased 17 “Projects of the Week” and held 19 AMA sessions, solidifying a strong presence and sharing alpha for both emerging and and established projects.
Partnerships and Collaborations: DAM FInance, TeddyDao, Moonfit, Stellaswap, Moonwell, Moonbeam Foundation, Prime Protocol, Omni X, The Quest of Evolution, Bit Hotel, Squid, Axelar, Subwallet, Privadex, BrainDex, Bifrost, Athos, Beamswap, ZooDAO, Exiled Racers, Lido, Zircon, Rango, GLMR Jungle, Enkrypt, Moonsama, Polka Haus, DIA, Noir, Darwinia, Orbiter One etc.
Team Experience -
• Nick — Team Lead: Founding force behind PolkaHaus, an expert in governance and ecosystem topics.
• Josh — Business Development: 7 years of experience in crypto business development, adept in navigating funding opportunities and partnerships.
• Jagend — Community Manager: Creative genius behind thriving crypto meme communities.
• YM — Product & Operations: 7 years of experience in product & operations in Silicone Valley startups.
• Babuya — Full Stack Developer: 15 years of experience in bringing products to fruition. Babuya is also the developer behind the once largest blockchain news platform in China.
Vision Of Success - Our vision of success is to serve as the primary catalyst for vibrant community growth, active project engagement, and fruitful collaboration within the Moonbeam ecosystem. Over the next year, we aspire to achieve remarkable milestones, including the Integration of SoulBound NFT Contracts into the DTMB Platform, a profound impact through our SoulBound NFT-based marketing campaigns, and convincing storytelling to establish Moonbeam as the most exciting hub on Polkadot.
Rationale - Downtown Moonbeam’s work would substantially bolster the Moonbeam Ecosystem. We aim to advance its primary goal of maintaining and growing Activity by facilitating collaborations, driving progress in the crypto landscape, bolstering Moonbeam’s success through curated content and community engagement, and implementing the SoulBound NFT Contracts Integration to incentivize user engagement and upscale future marketing campaigns.
Milestones for Use of Grant -
Milestone #1: Integration of SoulBound NFT Contracts into the DTMB Platform [$80,000 USD]
Objective: Implement direct minting using web3 tools such as ethers.js or integrate with the GALXE API.
Purpose: The primary purpose of this project is to integrate SoulBound NFT contracts into the DTMB platform. By enabling users to mint NFTs based on the projects they vote for, we aim to encourage interaction with Moonbeam projects and foster a sense of community and ownership. Additionally, the unique and innovative use of NFTs as a reward system can serve as a powerful draw to attract users from outside the Moonbeam ecosystem, expanding our user base and enhancing the visibility and influence of Moonbeam.
Milestone #2: Amplifying Partnerships and Collaborations in the Moonbeam Ecosystem [$50,000 USD]
Objective: Strengthen partnerships and collaborations with key players in the Moonbeam ecosystem.
Purpose: Following the successful integration and adoption of the SoulBound NFT Contracts, our next objective is to amplify these partnerships and collaborations within the Moonbeam ecosystem. This involves the development and maintenance of partnerships, including outreach, collaboration projects, and potential co-marketing initiatives; the creation and execution of marketing campaigns, as well as organizing offline events to foster community engagement and promote Moonbeam ecosystem.
Milestone #3: Establishing Moonbeam as a Leading Project within the Polkadot Ecosystem [$40,000 USD]
Objective: Position Moonbeam as a leading project within the Polkadot ecosystem and expand its reach beyond Polkadot.
Purpose: DTMB aims to support Moonbeam in becoming a prominent project within the Polkadot community, enhancing its attractiveness as a parachain and fostering a vibrant and engaged developer and retail community. Moreover, we envision this initiative as a stepping stone for Moonbeam to extend its reach beyond the Polkadot ecosystem and into the broader crypto landscape. Our goal is to facilitate the onboarding of new users, thereby expanding Moonbeam’s user base and influence. In essence, this grant proposal is about creating a symbiotic relationship where both DTMB and Moonbeam can grow and thrive together, contributing to the overall health and dynamism of the Polkadot ecosystem.